Owners of the Rainbow Room think that the best way to class up the joint is to show the Cipriani family to the door. On the heels of last week's announcement that the Rainbow Grill would close its doors, the (in)famous restaurateur family has now been evicted from their spot on Top of the Rock for failure to pay the last four months' rent. A spokesman for Tishman Speyer, the company that serves as their landlord, told the Times, "The Rainbow Room is one of our city’s great institutions, and we will immediately begin the process of finding another great restaurateur to operate the space in the first-class manner that New Yorkers and visitors deserve.” The Ciprianis, of course, are not just laying down. They recently won an arbitration case to lower what they called "and insanely high" rent imposed by Tishman Speyer from $8.7 to $6 million. The family released a statement yesterday saying, "Unfortunately, we are dealing with an uncompassionate and greedy landlord who has not made any efforts to resolve our differences in a reasonable manner."
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